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Tokyo Electric to Build US Nuclear Plants
The no-BS info on Japan’s disastrous nuclear operators

Greg Palast 

for Truthout/Buzzflash

by Greg Palast

Texas plants planned by Tokyo Electric. Image:NINA

I need to speak to you, not as a reporter, but in my former capacity as lead investigator in several government nuclear plant fraud and racketeering investigations.

I don’t know the law in Japan, so I can’t tell you if Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) can plead insanity to the homicides about to happen.

But what will Obama plead?  The Administration, just months ago, asked Congress to provide a $4 billion loan guarantee for two new nuclear reactors to be built and operated on the Gulf Coast of Texas – by Tokyo Electric Power and local partners.  As if the Gulf hasn’t suffered enough.
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ACLU Freedom of Expression Award

Greg Palast 

The American Civil Union has awarded Greg Palast the Upton Sinclair Freedom of Expression Award (the ‘Uppie’) for his book, Democracy and Regulation, originally published by the United Nations International Labor Organization. (New 2003 edition by Pluto Press.) Palast will share the award with his co-authors Theo MacGregor and Jerrold Oppenheim. …more

Some Power Trip – from the Washington Post

Greg Palast 

As the lights go out over California, state politicians are in a Henny Penny panic that the two big local power companies, Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric Co., will collapse into bankruptcy. ...more